Celebrating the rivers through the arts

Agassiz area gallery hosts Rivers of Peace Eco Arts Festival

The Rivers of Peace Eco Arts Festival (Sept. 27 and 28) celebrates the life-giving waterways of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia through arts and action. Presented by ACES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society, Woodside Gallery and Inspirit Arts, the festival includes a juried art exhibition and Eco Arts Action Fair.

Rivers of Peace kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. with the opening reception of the visual arts exhibition at the Woodside Gallery, 2226 Lougheed Highway, and features artists from around the lower mainland. That exhibition runs until Oct. 6.

The Eco Arts Fair takes place Sept. 28 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m,, also at Woodside Gallery and is part of the 100 Thousand Poets & Musicians For Change events taking place worldwide that day. The fair offers an opportunity to learn about our amazing watershed, how to be a good steward, enjoy the exhibition and the talents of local writers and musicians and join in creating a community mosaic and other hands-on-art activities. Poets, songwriters and storytellers that are interested in participating and sharing their water themed work on Sept. 28 at the Eco Arts Fair are encouraged to contact kat@weareaces.com.

The hope of the organizers is to inspire people to contemplate the spirit of water and the importance of stewardship of this precious gift. It’s a very grassroots event, with something for everyone, taking place just above the confluence of the beautiful Harrison and Fraser Rivers.

For more information contact ACES at www.weareaces.com or email info@weareaces.com.